Thursday, April 7, 2016

Toyama, Japan

While November is not really the time of year to be hiking around in mountains, we still wanted to visit the Japanese Alps.  Which are the collective mountain ranges of Hida, Kiso and Akaishi.  If only we were down hill skiers!  Maybe there will be some cross country skiing available, as we both enjoy doing that.

A convenient map of Japan.  Toyama is located by the wee 16 on the map, just under a huge hook of land that juts into the sea.  You can see Osaka where we will fly into, Kyoto where we will be based out of for touring about to visit, Kyoto, Nara, Kobe, etc.  This map nicely embiggens.

Map of the Alps. 

While deciding which area to base ourselves in, we came across this video.  If this town is even close to what is described in the video, it will be Amazing!  Enjoy!!


  1. Green with envy; having been Asian in another life, Japan is one of those places I need to see.
    It sounds, and looks, like a wonderful trip!